Number of versions: 1
Edition: June 5, 2004
game below was bought as a "Russian" edition because Azerbaijan
belonged to the East bloc untill the end of 1991.
However the game was manufactured in the capital city Baku so that is
why it is much more interesting to consider it now a Monopoly-like edition from
independant Azerbaijan state.
Considering the low standard of living in this country it is doubtful Parker/Hasbro
is marketing its games here.
Edition: Manager, ordernr. 1320
Publisher: Tipografija Azerittifaka - Baku -
Azerbaijan - ±1985
Dimensions fo the box: 50.5 x 26 cm
This edition is property of Jan J.Jansen - Holland. He bought it from a
journalist who purchased it 1988 in Baku. However it was also sold in the former USSR.
It is interesting to see the printer Azarittifaka to report in his Rules
he manufactured 5000 copies of this edition.
As usual by the design of these games the properties have been divided into 8
groups of industries mentioned in a light blue
line on top the spaces. The board´s midfield shows no text at all, only small
lines with white spaces for the cards.
From Ctapt onwards the industries and
spaces are resp.:
Light industry: Victory
Works - Volunteer
Works - 20.000 3% profit -
Bolshevik Works - Surpise-Sporty - Concert
Jubilee - SKK
called W.I. Lenin
- Message - Stadium called
S.M. Kirov - Exchange
Road- and watertransport: Trolley bus, Tram
- Metro - 20.000
BMP - Surpise
Theaters and cinema´s: Cinema
Kolizej - Cinema Leningrad - Surpise
- Theater called
Restaurants and bars: Restaurant
Universal - 2.0000 penalty -
Restaurant North - RestaurantIntourist hotels: Hotel
Leningrad - Message -
Metropolis - Surpise
Hotel Astoria - Hotel
At The Baltic Sea - Broker
Trade Sales companies: Jubilee
Store - 20.000 profit -
DLT - Saleshall
Store - Surpise
Heavy industry: United
Kirov Works - Message
- United Lomo - United
on the property deeds is also on the concerning board space. The card sizes
varies (ca.65x44 mm), most probably meaning they were cut out of sheets by
hand. The Surprise cards (in the center of each side where the stations
usually are) are represented by an octagonal star, the Message cards
by a outlined bird.
The 7 banknotes are one-sided color printed on white paper. The
denominations in roebles are resp: 100 - 500
-1000 - 2000
- 5000 -
10000 and 50000.
The houses are blue discs
(diam.15 mm); the hotels are red discs.
The 6 tokens are colored pawns.
Both white dice attract attention because the are larger than usual (13x13x13 mm)
and their pips are drilled, uncolored holes.